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Fine Dining With Friends Dallas

by Steven Doyle

Last night I stopped by Stephan Pyle’s Samar on Ross Avenue in downtown Dallas to check out the goings on with a new dining club called Fine Dining With Friends that just recently popped up on Facebook. The newly formed club is the brainchild of Shelly Knowlton, a local food enthusiast who wanted to gather friends and share some fantastic dinners together.

Knowlton selected Samar as her first location because it was more casual and had a varied menu that would appeal to a large group. Samar also had the ability to easily adjust the menu for the handful of vegans in attendance. There were just over twenty guests in attendance out of a group of a growing fifty. Samar executive chef Jonathan Thompson was on hand to discuss each dish and field questions from the group.    Continue reading

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